There is no bigger game than the Super Bowl in professional football. Players of all types can make big impacts on this important game too. Here is a look at some fun facts concerning running backs in the Super Bowl.
Six Ball Carriers
The Chiefs had six different players rush the ball for them during Super Bowl IV: Mike Garrett, Frank Pitts, Wendell Hayes, Warren McVea, Len Dawson, and Robert Holmes.
The First Fumble Of The Year
Dolphins running back Larry Csonka fumbled the ball early in the first quarter of Super Bowl VI. Before that, during the entire regular season and the following postseason, Csonka had not fumbled the ball one time.
Never Learned To Share
22 of the 44 times an Eagles player handled the ball during Super Bowl XV, by either reception or rushing attempt, it was handled by running back Wilbert Montgomery. He would lead his team in both rushing yards and receiving yards during the game.
By scoring on a four yard run in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXVIII, Bills running back Thurman Thomas became the first player to score touchdowns in four different Super Bowls
Not Bad, Youngster!
The first rookie running back to have a 100 yard rushing game in the Super Bowl was Timmy Smith of the Redskins in Super Bowl XXII. The second was Jamal Lewis for the Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV.